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Style in Narrative: Aspects of an Affective-Cognitive Stylistics

Patrick Colm Hogan

Abstract

Style has often been understood both too broadly and too narrowly. In consequence, it has not defined a psychologically coherent area of study. In the opening chapter, Hogan first defines style so as to make possible a systematic theoretical account through cognitive and affective science. This definition stresses that style varies by both scope and level—thus, the range of text or texts that may share a style (from a single passage to an historical period) and the components of a work that might involve a shared style (including story, narration, and verbalization). Hogan illustrates the main ... More

Keywords: affective science, authorial intent, cognitive science, graphic fiction, film, literature, style, William Faulkner, William Shakespeare, Yasujiro Ozu

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2020 Print ISBN-13: 9780197539576
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: December 2020 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780197539576.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Patrick Colm Hogan, author
Professor of English, University of Connecticut

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